Black porpoise Neophocena phocaenoides, G. Cuvier landed in a dol net at Seemar, Gujarat

Kizhakudan, Joe K (2002) Black porpoise Neophocena phocaenoides, G. Cuvier landed in a dol net at Seemar, Gujarat. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 173 . p. 7.

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A black porpoise, Neophocaena phocaenoides Gi Cuvier was caught in a dol net operating off Seemar bunder, Gujarat. The animal is locally called "Gonio." Local enquiry revealed that though there is no regular or targeted fishery for dolphins or porpoises, there have been stray occurrences of these mammals being captured by dol nets operated in the area. The nets {16 m long) are usually operated at a depth of 8 m. The locals utilize the oil extracted from these animals for application on their wooden boats.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:black porpoise; Neophocaena phocaenoides; Seemar; Gujarat
Subjects:Marine Mammals > Porpoises
Divisions:CMFRI-Veraval
ID Code:3624
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Deposited On:18 Sep 2010 12:30
Last Modified:01 Jun 2012 13:40

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